WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, August 1, 2018:Police came across a vehicle running in the parking lot at Michael’s Place on Lowell Street. Two parties stated they had too much to drink and are awaiting a ride from a friend. The vehicle will be staying at this location overnight. (1:01am)Police were out in the Woburn Street area after reports of picketers in the roadway. (7:07am)A passerby reported two turkeys were “stuck together” at West Street and Kilmarnock Street. Animal Control Officer unable to locate. (7:42am)A River Street caller reported her dog caught a baby skunk. Animal Control Officer brought skunk, which was still alive, to Best Pets and then Andover Animal Hospital. (7:46am)A 16-year-old was arrested on a warrant of apprehension (a child requiring assistance warrant) and brought to Lowell Juvenile Court. (8:27am)A Dorchester Street caller reported a squirrel inside their house. (9:04am)A walk-in party reported their debit card was stolen on or about July 30. (2:34pm)Nicholas Evan Belanger (21, Wilmington) was arrested on a warrant. Belanger was arrested at Speedway on Main Street. (4:32pm)A walk-in party reported that on the 129/62 sign by Rotary Park, someone wrote a derogatory term on it. Police notified Mass Highway. (7:06pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 29: Burlington Man Arrested For OUI; Injured HummingbirdIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 1: Lowell Woman Arrested For OUI; Billerica Teen Arrested On Warrant; 2 Drivers Issued SummonsesIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 27: Stranger Enters Resident’s House; Man Denies Asking Young Girls To Follow HimIn “Police Log”
Pune wall collapseIANSAt least 15 people, including five children and a woman, died after a portion of a residential building’s wall collapsed due to heavy rains near Talab Masjid area in Pune on Saturday morning. Among the dead, four were children and womanA section of the boundary wall collapsed on the nearby tin huts, where labourers from a nearby construction site were working, according to the police.”The wall collapse at around 1:30 am on Saturday, due to heavy rainfall in Pune,” said National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) official, Sadanand Gawde. At least three sheds were bogged down under the wall as the wall plundered six feet below the surface. NDRF rescued three injured people from the site and sent them to Sassoon Hospital. It is feared that some are still feared trapped in the rubble, news agency IANS reported.The bodies of the 15 labourers retrieved from the site were identified to be hailing from Bihar and Bengal said Pune District Collector Naval Kishore Ram. He also added that a relief amount would be provided by the government to the kin of the deceased, reported news agency ANI.Police Commissioner of Pune, K Venkatesham said the authorities are investigating whether proper building permissions were taken, reported Hindustan Times.Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased. An inquiry into the incident has also been ordered.
Rohingya file photoPolice have prevented 115 Rohingyas from being smuggled to Malaysia in rickety fishing boats, officials said Saturday, but no suspected traffickers were detained.The group from the Kutupalong camp near Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar — the biggest refugee settlement in the world — were stopped as they headed to boats in the Bay of Bengal.The operation, which took place late Friday, was the latest in a series involving Rohingya refugees seeking to leave squalid camps for Malaysia, a more prosperous Muslim-majority nation.”We stopped a convoy of 15 auto-rickshaws and rescued 50 men, 39 women and 26 children,” Bangladeshi police officer Anwar Hossain told AFP.”But we could not catch any traffickers.”The officer said the Rohingyas, who had already paid the traffickers some money, would be taken back to the camp.About 740,000 of the Muslim minority Rohingya fled Myanmar for Bangladesh following a brutal military clampdown in the Buddhist-majority nation in August 2017.They joined another 300,000 Rohingya who have already been living in the overcrowded camps in the Cox’s Bazar area following previous bouts of violence.Thousands have risked their lives travelling to Malaysia and Thailand by boat when the Bay of Bengal is calm before monsoon season sets in at the end of March.So far this year, Bangladeshi security forces have stopped more than 300 Rohingya from attempting the trip on small fishing boats, which experts say are not fit for deep-sea navigation.The group detained Friday was the third prevented from heading to Malaysia this week alone.The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has said the vulnerability of Rohingya to trafficking has increased enormously as livelihoods, support networks, and other fundamental systems are disrupted.”It is hard to comment on the scale of the activity, due to the clandestine nature of the activity,” UNHCR spokeswoman Caroline Gluck told AFP.”The community finds it difficult to speak up.”
By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, email@example.comThe capital of Prince George’s County has found its next mayor after the untimely resignation of her predecessor. Wanda Leonard officially replaced Tonga Turner, who resigned last month to spend more time with her family and to focus on her professional career outside politics.Leonard was elected as President of the Board of Commissioners, which is the official designation for the position of mayor in the Town of Upper Marlboro, during a special meeting July 1. Leonard has served as a Town Commissioner for the past 18 months and becomes only the second African American woman to be elected in its 313 year history.Wanda Leonard became the second Black woman to serve as Mayor of Upper Marlboro replacing Tonga Turner who resigned to spend more time with her family. (Courtesy Photo)“I am humbled and honored to have been elected as the town’s new Mayor,” Leonard said in a public statement after she was sworn in. Leonard previously ran for public office in January 2018 after realizing that Upper Marlboro needed visionary leadership and fresh perspectives to transform a town which has seen businesses leave and has been mysteriously absent amidst the economic revitalization that is occurring throughout the County. She also plans to focus on what town residents need to enhance their living experience, and what matters are truly important to the community.Her predecessor began with the same plans to restore the town’s economy and develop its brand to make it more attractive to corporate partnerships. Upper Marlboro is the home of the Prince George’s County government. The town also hosts the county’s municipal courts, and the public school system. When Turner announced her plans to relinquish the position in early June she took pride in her accomplishments during her truncated leadership. In her resignation letter the former mayor cited her achievements that include securing $800,000 in grants for the town, economic growth legislation, and restructuring during her two years in office.Tonga had been subjected to various racial attacks although she said that wasn’t the reason for her resignation. However, it was well documented through various accounts that some of her constituents used racially incendiary words in email attacks. The tires on her car were reportedly slashed and a former town commissioner was caught by a resident drawing swastikas on a notepad during a town meeting.“My goals are two-fold. I certainly want to continue the great work started by my predecessor, Tonga Turner. I also want to continue to move Upper Marlboro forward with my own vision of what we can become by working together.” Leonard graduated from the University of the District of Columbia earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with an emphasis on management and a minor in finance. She is a United States Army Reserve veteran and has an extensive record of public service. The new mayor of the Prince George’s County seat has been a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in the District of Columbia. She has also served as a member of the board for Family Advocacy and a Donate Life Ambassador with Washington Regional Transplant Community. In addition Mayor Leonard is an alum of the Prince George’s County Police Citizens Academy and a Prince George County Police Volunteer in Police Services. She also served as president of the Greater Upper Marlboro Maryland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).Leonard is also described as a seasoned leader in the healthcare industry.
Register Now » 3 min read Do you find yourself losing precious minutes or even hours on your mobile device? Maybe you just check your social media here and there or load up a game once in a while. However, these time-wasters can really add up and prevent you from focusing on what’s important. In just a few years, mobile devices have completely transformed the way we work, play and interact. However, we might not be prepared to deal with the intense time suck that can result from constant information access.According to Facebook figures published by Bloomberg Businessweek, the average American spends 40 minutes a day checking their social media account. Just in case you’re not alarmed yet – that’s over four hours a week and over 243 hours a year. Just imagine what you could accomplish by reducing just your social media usage. Want to cut down on mobile time suck? Try implementing these five tech practices.Related: How Can I Keep Employees From Texting Too Much?1. Take control over notificationsWe’re less likely to become distracted by an app if we can’t see the notifications. It’s time to go digging through your smartphone or tablet notification settings and switch off everything that isn’t vital. Think about your vices. If you obsessively check your new Twitter followers or Facebook comments, maybe it’s time to cut those constant interruptions out of your life, starting with notifications.2. Physically relocate your mobile deviceWhe you are trying to get some work done, switch your phone to “do not disturb” mode, selectively silence certain app alerts and place your phone somewhere away from your workstation. This will help you maintain focus while you complete a task, and you’ll be less likely to fiddle aimlessly with your mobile device.3. Check updates at the end of the dayIf apps are constantly vying for your attention, then do your catching up all at once, rather than intermittently throughout the day. Give yourself 10-15 minutes to catch up on social media updates, personal emails and all of the other apps that are trying to push notifications to you. Go in with a sense of purpose and shut off your screen once you’ve caught up on everything. Don’t get lost in the maze of news feeds.Related: This Man Made His Smartphone ‘Distraction-Free’ — And It Changed His Life4. Build productive habitWe often turn to certain mobile apps when we’re trying to distract ourselves during a lull. You might be waiting in line at the supermarket or trying to kill time on the bus. However, these precious minutes could be used productively. Download informative podcasts, get a language-learning app or use a flashcard app to learn new concepts.5. Delete appsIf you’re spending an inordinate amount of time playing a mobile game or buzzing around social media, then sometimes you just need to remove it from your life. Deleting apps completely can help you eliminate time suck by making it very inconvenient for you to access the app.Related: 5 Procrastination-Busting Smartphone Strategies Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. November 26, 2014
By: Matthew LeeSource: The Associated Press << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, April 2, 2018 Tags: America, Donald Trump WASHINGTON — The State Department wants to require all U.S. visa applicants to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, vastly expanding the Trump administration’s enhanced vetting of potential immigrants and visitors.In documents to be published in Friday’s Federal Register, the department said it wants the public to comment on the proposed new requirements, which will affect nearly 15 million foreigners who apply for visas to enter the U.S. each year. Previously, social media, email and phone number histories were only sought from applicants identified for extra scrutiny, such as those who have travelled to areas controlled by terrorist organizations. An estimated 65,000 people per year are in that category.The new rules would apply to virtually all applicants for immigrant and non-immigrant visas. The department estimates it would affect 710,000 immigrant visa applicants and 14 million non-immigrant visa applicants, including those who want to come to the U.S. for business or education, according to the documents.More news: Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalThe documents were posted on the Federal Register’s website on Thursday but the 60-day public comment period won’t begin until Friday’s edition is published.If the requirements are approved by the Office of Management and Budget, applications for all visa types would list a number of social media platforms and require the applicant to provide any account names they may have had on them over the previous five years. It would also give the applicant the option to volunteer information about social media accounts on platforms not listed in the application.In addition to their social media histories, visa applicants will be asked for five years of previously used telephone numbers, email addresses, international travel and deportation status, as well as whether any family members have been involved in terrorist activities.Only applicants for certain diplomatic and official visa types may be exempted from the requirements, the documents said. U.S. to ask for social media details from all visa applicants Share